Waiting - NYC, 2015.
Taking the pursuit "below ground"...
New York City is full of people-watching opportunities and I've never had someone refuse to have their photograph made above OR below ground. Most of the time people don't mind having their photograph made if they know the story telling capacity of an image.
New York City is so dynamic and virtually no one on the city is from there. Very few that I've run in to during my trips to the city were born and raised, which makes the collection of people within it's city limits truly unique.
I've found the best way to get images below ground is taking the subway well beyond the central areas and venturing deep into the outskirts of the system, finding the less glamorous stations and the people that adorn them, day in and day out. They do an incredible amount of waiting.
This image gets me to thinking about how much waiting we do in our daily lives and how much time is wasted doing absolutely nothing. I'll be the first one to raise my hand on this one.
As a creative, I'll find myself sitting in front of the computer for two hours with nothing no show for but and endless amount of tabs open in the address bar of my browser. My mind races with the sheer amount of information that bombards my vision each day.
My desire is and will always be to tell stories through my images and to figure out the path along this relentless pursuit of the photograph.
I'm preaching to the choir here - close the browser and continue the pursuit - new material won't make itself!